Rules of the Road: Don’t Leave Your Dome Light On Or You’ll…

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Rules of the Road: Driving Tips

If you’ve ever stepped into your car, put the key in the ignition and turned it only to hear a clicking sound, then you know how frustrating it is to have a dead battery. If you’re prepared, then you’ve got a set of jumper cables in your trunk for just this situation but even then, you’ll have to find someone to assist you. Of course, there’s also the people who aren’t prepared with jumper cables and then not only do you need to find someone to help you, you need someone that actually has the tools as well.

This is why it’s always a good idea to double check all lights before exiting the car. Just a quick glance around will let you confirm that you’ve shut off all dome lights, all doors are properly closed or that there isn’t any other potential battery draining going on. It’s one of those steps that people think is just being too careful or paranoid but once you’ve gone through the ordeal of having a dead battery, it’s hard to justify not taking a second to do it.

When you’re actually jumping the car, there are a few things you should remember. The red clips should go on the positive terminal (generally marked with a “+”) while the black clips should go on the negative terminal (marked with a “-“) of the car with the live battery. On the car with the dead battery, red goes on the positive but the black needs to be grounded on metal. Be sure to ask for help if you don’t remember in that situation.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 112879 ratings and reviews.

Rosalinda Orta Tx, united states
quick and easy
Krystal Jackson united states
Quick registration and a plethora of information
Randy Page Jr united states
Good experience
Katy TX, United States
Its easy and informative!
Emir Nasufi None, united states
amazing
Warrick Walker-Williams None, united states
Super easy
Robert Harrell None, united states
Great
Tatum Tx, united states
Awesome
Laila Williams Texas , united states
It was good and easy
Dan TX, United States
Very engaging
Isaias Pesina united states
Helpful
Lauren Taylor Texas, united states
Good experience overall
John Bates TX, united states
Easy to follow instructions.
chloe stevens united states
It's been an easy and cheap experience!
Jose Rodriguez united states
It was quick, easy and very user friendly
Cole Yarbrough None, united states
So far it’s been a smooth process
Jonathan Ruvalcaba None, united states
Everything is easy
Melanie Kaiser None, united states
quick and easy
Sabrina Narvaez None, united states
Great
Kelli Ashton None, united states
it has been fast
John Heath None, united states
Straight Forward
Jennifer Medina None, united states
easy
Samuel Ibarra None, united states
Love it
ryan kempisty united states
easy
amanda lopez Texas, united states
Was very easy and entertaining gave me allot of knowledge.
Kristin Scribner TX, united states
Very happy!
Antrone Harris Texas, united states
Experience was very smooth and easy
Martha Kapparis Texas, united states
Great
Oscar De La Fe None, united states
Cool
Mikayla Davis None, united states
Great
Cassidy Mitchell Texas, united states
It's pretty simple
Cyrus Sarkary Texas, united states
Great
Nicholas Macias United States
It's simple and easy to use
Adrian Morales-murillo Texas , united states
Very easy and understandable . Very informative ...... I definitely recommend it.
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course